I enjoy learning about a client’s needs and developing a plan to solve their issues in the most pragmatic manner.

Mike Metzler has experience as a business owner, working in private industry and providing consulting services throughout his career. He excels at shareholder value maximization, due diligence reports, supporting M&A activity and exit planning services. Mike also provides litigation support and forensic investigations for business, trusts and individuals.

Mike’s valuation experience ranges from providing services to enterprises that are smaller than one million dollars in market capitalization to over one billion dollars in market capitalization. He performes valuations for many purposes including dissolution of marriage, dissenting minority shareholder, business partner dispute, purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment, employee stock option plans, complex securities and gift and estate tax issues.

His experience also includes forensic investigations, complex accounting reconstruction, financial statement consolidations, financial modeling and management accounting.

Before joining Henry+Horne’s Litigation + Valuation Services Group in 2016, Mike worked as a manager at a local valuation firm, performing duties similar to his current role. He also served as President of JKM Accounting & Consulting, LLC and owned a construction business. Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting from the University of Phoenix and Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Arizona.

When he’s not working, you can find Mike playing basketball, on the golf course or spending time with his three kids.

Education

University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting

University of Arizona, Bachelor of Arts in Geography

Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

American Society of Appraisers

Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Institute of Management Accountants

Blog Posts by Mike

Preparing to sell your restaurant – Financial due diligence
The Side Dish
June 2021
Sell-side due diligence: Cheerleader or value service?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
June 2021
Three tips to increase restaurant valuation
The Side Dish
June 2021
Will it ever be the same – One year later
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
May 2021
Why prepare your business for sale?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
February 2021
My kids don’t want to take over the family business! Now what?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
December 2020
Are sellers of privately held companies leaving money on the table?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
December 2020
Working Capital: What is it and how does it affect a transaction?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
October 2020
I want to buy a small company, should I get a due diligence (quality of earnings) report?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
August 2020
Will it ever be the same again?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
April 2020
Quality of earnings report vs. an audit report
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
February 2020
Have you thought about succession planning and the options you have?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
December 2019
Your banker says you need a QoE, now what?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
September 2019
4 Tips to maximize your restaurant group’s value
The Side Dish
June 2019
Incremental value process in mergers and acquisitions
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
April 2019
Top 5 red flags of earnings management
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
February 2019
6 Steps to know when you want to sell your business
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
September 2018
Succession planning v exit planning: what’s the difference?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
August 2018
Merger and acquisition activity and tax reform
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
July 2018
How to market your business for a potential sale
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
August 2017
Who are the buyers for your business?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
August 2017
What’s my business worth? The age old question
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
May 2017
Is the value of your business about to increase 12.5%?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
March 2017
Five Easy Changes to Create Value in Your Small Business
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
July 2016

Articles by Mike

Cash flow forecasting
June 2020
How the New Tax Law Affects Your Company's Value
July 2018
Baby Boomers: How to Realize Value from Your Largest Assets
June 2016